Starting Knot Flip Book

Starting Knot diagram

Most of the shoelace knots shown on this website use the same “Left-over-Right Starting Knot”. Here's how to tie this basic knot, known as a “Half Knot”.

Cross ends, left (blue) over right Wrap right (blue) end around back Feed right (blue) end through gap Pull tight to complete the knot
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Cross ends, left (blue) over right.
Wrap right (blue) end around back.
Feed right (blue) end through gap.
Pull tight to complete the knot.

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